"Faulkner turned out to be a great teacher. When a student asked a question ineptly, he answered the question with what the student had really wanted to know."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Leslie Fiedler on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Leslie Fiedler on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Leslie Fiedler on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Leslie Fiedler on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Leslie Fiedler on John Steinbeck
"All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn't read it the way you read history or science."
"I have, I admit, a low tolerance for detached chronicling and cool analysis."
"When I was 12 years old, someone took me to see Martha Graham. It was nothing like what I thought of as serious dancing and even then I knew I was having a great experience. It was as if somebody was moving through space like no one ever did before."
"Hemingway seems to be in a funny position. People nowadays can't identify with him closely as a member of their own generation, and he isn't yet historical."
"I think the pattern of my essays is, A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake."
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